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I lost my wordpress account log in info

So I was going through the tutorial to set up a wordpress site and when it got time to delete the email and password and replace it with your own my other hand accidently hit the download. So I downloaded it and now can't get in because I don't know the email and password they had. Is there anything I can do?

3 Answers

Jimmy Smutek
Jimmy Smutek
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 6,629 Points

Hey Nathan, assuming you at least remember what the user name is then there's a number of ways to reset the password. The easiest are probably via phpmyadmin or by editing your themes functions.php file.

Have a look at this article on the codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

The only thing I got a glimpse of was the email and the only thing I can remember is that it said admin. Am I pooped out of luck? /:

* Go to your WordPress Login page (something like http://yoursite.com/wordpress/wp-login.php)

* Click on lost password

* You will be taken to a page to put in some details. Enter your user name and the email address on file for that account.

* Wait happily as your new password is emailed to you.

* Once you get your new password, login and change it to something you can remember on your profile page.

—Wordpress Codex

edit: Try the method Jimmy recommended since you don't know the email!